The Greats Awards joins The Gift Awards 22

Max Publishing in partnership with the Giftware Association

Uniting the gift industry, the GA’s Gift of the Year (GOTY) awards and The Greats gift retailer awards have joined forces, with all winners announced at a lavish black tie evening event on Thursday 12 May 2022, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel overlooking London’s Hyde Park.

The two award programmes will see both gift product excellence and retail prowess recognised and rewarded at an awards event to make the whole industry proud, attended by hundreds of gift suppliers and retailers.

The ownership and running of the Gift of the Year product awards, now in their 45th year, will remain under the stewardship of the Giftware Association while The Greats gift retailer awards, now in their 20th year, will continue to be wholly owned and run by Max Publishing (publishers of Progressive Gifts & Home magazine and

Both parties will work closely together to create an exciting, not-to-be-missed evening event that will truly celebrate the industry’s achievements, both on the product and retailing fronts.

While the GA will continue to organise the entry and judging process for the Gift of the Year awards (with the entry deadline for the 2022 awards having recently been extended to December 15, and some 70 judges signed up for the judging panel to include Progressive Gifts & Home/’s editor Sue Marks), Max Publishing will continue to manage The Greats gift retailer awards. Max Publishing is to also undertake the sponsorship of both awards programmes as well as the organisation of the awards event itself, (including the ticket booking), drawing on the expertise of its affiliated Max Live Events team.

Reinforcing its commitment to the gift sector, Hyve Group (which owns and organises Spring Fair and Autumn Fair) had no hesitation in coming on board as the headline supporter for the UK Gift Awards event, and will remain integral to the Gift of the Year Awards, with the live judging of the 2022 GOTYs taking place during Spring Fair 2022.

The UK gift and home industry is dynamic, innovative and vibrant and The Greats reflect all of this and much more. Be a part of it! The Greats Awards, part of The Gift Awards, are owned and organised by Max Publishing - an independent publishing company owned by Jakki Brown, Warren Lomax, Ian Hyder and Rob Willis.